Now that I talked about the bridal shower decor, it's on to the food. (oh, did you grab your free recipe card download?) I used some glass plates and cups to make it special. And besides, when else can I use something like that?
this recipe on AllRecipes. Basically you make like a lemon curd and then mix it with homemade whip cream, so it's a lemon-flavored whip cream. I was a little disappointed with these because they just didn't have that lemon "bite" or "zing" I was wanting. I think if I made them again I would use the lemon curd stuff straight-up - not mix it with whipcream. They were alright, just not wow - but they looked fabulous:
The Idea Room. It made a lot more than I had lemons for, so I put the extra in a bowl guests could get refills. Some even put the lemon ice in their water - yum!
The cake was one of my favorites - lemonade cake, recipe from my friend Sara. It is best in a 9x13 pan because when you pour the glaze on it can just sit there and drown the cake in lemony goodness. But I wanted it to look pretty so for this event I made it in a bundt pan. Here it is toward the end of the night:
1pkg.lemon cake mix; 1cup plus 2tsp.water
1(3oz.) pkg. instant lemon pudding mix
1-cup corn or vegetable oil;
1(6oz.) can of lemonade concentrate, thawed
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
Combine cake mix, pudding mix, oil; water and eggs in a mixing bowl.
Mix well. Put in a greased 9x13pan and bake at 350 degrees for
Combine confectioners sugar and lemonade concentrate in a
bowl; mix well. Pierce holes in hot cake and spread lemonade mixture
over warm cake. Bake for 3 min. longer.
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